• Theresa May is in Brussels for a dinner with EU leaders in a bid to end a stalemate over Brexit. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, comes days after the pair said talks were in “deadlock”. Brexit Secretary David Davis is joining Mrs May for the meeting, ahead of this week’s summit of EU leaders. Mr Juncker said details of the dinner would be revealed in an “autopsy” afterwards. (BBC)
  • Theresa May is to appeal to the French president, Emmanuel Macron, to widen the Brexit negotiations to include discussions for a transition period. May was due to phone the Élysée Palace this afternoon, as the prime minister seeks to convince European leaders that talks on a transition phase should be approved at a European council summit on Friday; she will also call the Irish taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. (The Guardian)
  • The Scottish government is set to refuse consent for the EU withdrawal bill unless it is significantly amended to protect devolution, after crunch talks with Theresa May’s deputy. The Scottish Brexit minister, Michael Russell, said the Scottish government would continue to push for changes to the bill before it could recommend passing the legislation after a meeting with Damian Green, the first secretary of state, and Brexit secretary David Davis. (The Guardian)
  • The EU-27 is to make a gesture, but also toughen its language towards the UK ahead of the EU summit later this week, as British prime minister Theresa May makes a final plea at a dinner on Monday night in Brussels to begin trade talks. The EU-27 are still signalling that internal preparations for talks on the future and trade with the UK will begin, according to a draft seen by EUobserver. EU leaders are also expected to say that they will update the negotiating guidelines at their December summit if sufficient progress is achieved by then on key issues. (EUobserver)
  • Boris Johnson said it was time to begin “serious negotiations” on Brexit, hours before Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to Brussels in an attempt to unlock the stalled talks. “We think in the UK that it is time to get on with these negotiations … for us to start some serious conversations about the future and the new relationship, the deep and special partnership we hope to construct,” Mr Johnson told reporters. (The Irish Times)